Tekke rugs

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The Turkmen Tekke (Teke) tribe inhabits Turkmenistan. Tekke main carpets are probably the most important weavings created by the Turkmen tribes.

Tekke chuval ca. 1800. Size 83 x 109 cm. (Rippon Boswell, Lesley and Robert Pinner Collection, 15 May 2004)
Tekke Carpet, 2.84m x 2.09m Central Asia, Last quarter of 19th century. £5,500. Exhibitor Brian MacDonald
A rare Tekke Khalyk, Central Asia, Turkmenia.
Mid-19th century. W. 74 cm. H. 46 cm/incl. tassels 75 cm. Est. 5350.- €
Lot 73. Tekke “Animal Tree” Engsi, Central Asia, 1850 or earlier, 4 ft. 7 in. x 4 ft. 1 in.
Estimate $3,000-4,000
Tekke Cape, West Turkestan, ca. 23 x 67 cm, mid 19th century. Estimate € 4,500 – 5,000
Lot 27, a Tekke Khalyk,
West Turkestan, c. 55 x 89 cm, first half of the 19th century
Lot 60. Tekke Ensi, Central Asia, West Turkestan. Dimensions 134 x 111 cm. First half 19th century. Estimate EUR 10,000 – 12,000
Lot 53. Tekke Ensi 5 ft. x 3 ft. 8 in. Turkmenistan, early 19th century.
Lot 34. Tekke Chuval, West Turkestan, c. 71 x 121 cm, first half of the 19th century
Lot 42. Tekke main carpet. Turkmenistan, first half 19th century 8ft. 2in. x 6ft. 10in. Provenance: Siawosch Azadi. Estimate: € 14.000 – 18.000
Lot 355: Tekke Turkmen ‘animal tree’ ensi, Turkmenistan, 19th century, 4ft. 11in. x 4ft. 2in. 1.50m. x 1.27m. Estimate £2,000-4,000
Lot 96, a Tekke main carpet
Lot 43. Tekke Main Carpet 220 x 200 cm (7ft. 3in. x 6ft. 7in.). Turkmenistan, mid-19th century. Estimate € 12.000 – 16.000.
An antique Tekke main carpet, Turkmenia. 19th century. 277 x 200(incl. kilims) cm. Est. 5400.- Euro

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